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Renewable energy analyst

Energy analyst, renewable energy consultant

Renewable energy analysts measure the efficiency of renewable energy sources and develop sustainable energy models for buildings.

Cyflog cyfartalog*

£25000

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£80000

Oriau arferol yr wythnos

41 - 43

How to become a renewable energy analyst

There are several routes to becoming a renewable energy analyst. You could complete a university course or an apprenticeship, or apply to an employer directly. 

You should explore these routes to becoming a renewable energy analyst to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.  

You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site. 

University 

To become a renewable energy analyst, you could complete an undergraduate or postgraduate university course in a relevant subject, such as:  

  • Energy management 
  • Renewable or sustainable energy 
  • Environmental or energy engineering 
  • Sustainable development 
  • Architecture 
  • Surveying. 

You’ll need: 

  • 2 - 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths and a science (undergraduate degree) 
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (postgraduate degree). 

> Equivalent entry requirements explained 

> Find a university course 

> Funding advice  

Apprenticeship 

You could train to become a renewable energy analyst by completing a higher or degree apprenticeship in engineering, architecture or surveying. 

You'll need 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship. 

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider. 

> Find an apprenticeship near you 

> Guide to apprenticeships  

Work 

If you have experience working in a related industry such as architecture, surveying or energy engineering, you might be able to apply directly to an employer for a position as a renewable energy analyst. 

Work experience 

Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a renewable energy analyst. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV. 

> Find out more about work experience 

Skills 

Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a renewable energy analyst include:  

  • Knowledge of renewable energy 
  • Excellent mathematical abilities 
  • Logical and analytical thinking skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to use your initiative. 

What does a renewable energy analyst do?

As a renewable energy analyst, you will develop sustainable energy solutions to make buildings more energy-efficient. 

The job role of a renewable energy analyst involves the following duties:  

  • Inspecting the efficiency of renewable energy sources in homes and businesses 
  • Using technical equipment such as voltmeters and light meters 
  • Analysing energy use data 
  • Developing energy models for new and existing buildings 
  • Advising clients and property owners on ways to improve renewable energy efficiency 
  • Providing contractors with technical support before and during installations 
  • Liaising with contractors, engineers, clients and financiers 
  • Communicating the benefits of renewable energy 
  • Employing energy conservation measures. 

How much could you earn as a renewable energy analyst?

The expected salary for a renewable energy analyst varies as you become more experienced. 

  • Newly trained renewable energy analysts can earn in the region of £25,000 
  • Experienced renewable energy analysts can earn up to £80,000* 
  • Self-employed renewable energy analysts set their own rates. 

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. 

* Mae cyflogau wedi’u casglu o sawl ffynhonnell o’r diwydiant ac wedi’u diweddaru ers 2019


Jobs

Check out the latest renewable energy analyst vacancies:  

As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up. 

Career path and progression

As a renewable energy analyst, you could progress into a role as an energy engineer or specialise in a particular type of renewable energy consultation. 

You could become self-employed and work as a renewable energy consultant.  


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